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Home Repair Exterior vent repair

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by stoner, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. stoner

    stoner Member

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    The bathroom fan vents from the second floor baths exit the side of the house above the second floor ceilings - way up there. Last spring nesting birds destroyed the vent flaps to build a nest, and come egg-laying season, I expect to have new guests arrive.

    Can someone recommend an aerial artist to: A. Climb a ladder about 25-30 feet, and B. Install new vents and some kind of wire mesh cover to keep new arrivals from destroying them again.

    Thank you
     
  2. sri_n

    sri_n Member

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    We had a similar situation a few years ago in our previous home. We called the pest control folks (Superior, now called pest now) and had the mesh covers installed. If I recall right, one of the vents was two floors high, 20+ feet.
     
  3. Mr Rogers

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    FYI - Pest Now no longer removes birds. They will put the cover up. Bird removal is "too extensive" (their words).

    I guess that they just want to come in and spray for termites.
     
  4. snoopy

    snoopy Senior Member

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    I used. Owner came out and removed the nest .. cleaned the vent ..and put up a mesh protection cover. He did a great job.
    A Plus Air Duct Cleaning Incorporated
    (703) 858-9375
     
  5. puppylove

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    A Plus Air Duct Cleaning Inc. stated this morning that they no longer do this service. Does anyone else have any recommendations?
     
  6. sowalker

    sowalker New Member

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    We had a bird and nest a few years back in the bathroom vent. I got the leaf blower nozzle to cover the hole after removing the fan, and blew all of it out. Then I replaced the big flap model with the triple vent.
     
  7. stoner

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    I got Larry Miller Inc. to do the job. He advertises in the back of the Broadlands magazine. He did a very fine job, fair price, and solved the problem.
     
  8. rharse

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    I would also recommend Larry Miller. He's great to work with and good about taking on odd jobs that require someone to climb a very tall ladder.
     
  9. Mr Rogers

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    Thanks, I know Larry, and I need my windows cleaned!
     

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